Presentation on phytochemical analysis by Raph Borges at Breaking Convention: an International Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness held 10-12th July, 2015. Raph discusses how anyone can use a simple technique at home known as Thin Layer chromatography to assess local ethnobotanicals for psychedelic compounds or test other natural and synthetic drugs.
A great new book by Graham St. John has been published that explores the rise of DMT in our culture. Knowing where we've been with this enigmatic molecule and how it has become entangled within our culture is vital to understanding where we are going as the second psychedelic rennaisance continues to unfold into the future. Herein you will also find art donated by DMT-Nexus members Cyb and Art Van D'lay.
Here researchers summarize the potential of the Diviner's Sage as a tool to treat addiction. Salvia is easily among the most potent and bizarre of the plant psychedelics. It has unfortunately been severely misunderstood and is often used irresponsibly, so it is encouraging to see it get the attention it deserves. Salvia has a long history of medicinal usage and perhaps still has something to teach humanity, if we are able to learn how to work with it and listen.
Psychedelics and related substances have contributed to a number of major scientific and technological breakthroughs and developments. Their highly ill-informed designation as Class A substances “with a high potential for abuse and no medical use” stands in stark contrast to what the accumulating scientific evidence has to say about these compounds. A much neglected area of psychedelic science, ironically, is how psychedelics contribute to the creative scientific process.
Dr. Ede Frecska, Chairman of Psychiatry at the University of Debrecen in Hungary and long time researcher of ayahuasca, is attempting to find out if DMT helps extend the surivival of the brain during those precious moments when a person is able to be resuscitated upon clinical death. There is already a number of pieces of supporting evidence but more research still needs to be done, and we can all help. The implications of this could be enormous.